We’ve all wished an outfit was more affordable.
Ladies, (or men) picture this: You are following your favorite blogger or even a friend. You see them post an outfit, jewelry piece or even shoes that you adore. You ask them where they got it, or you click to shop and suddenly, you don’t want that item so much any more because you have rent to pay and that item is no longer affordable. (This is absolutely zero shame on expensive clothing, by the way). First of all, if I could afford to blow money on cool, luxury items and not miss that money – that’s what I’d be doing. But your girl is working towards being an independent woman and home owner and still trying to look cute so, cue the bargain finding. I also have to say that I actually really enjoy a great deal. In my personal opinion, some things can be really over priced. Other things, not so much. I saved for a long time for my Blundstones ($$$) and they were worth every penny. They’ve lasted me many years, still look brand new and are easily one of the most comfortable shoes I own.
So how can I bargain find? Where are you even finding these items?
Budget friendly tops and accessories:
You can have great outfits without a massive budget!
It starts by buying super versatile pieces. Things like neutral tank tops, t shirts and sweaters are great because you can pair them with so many different things. Take this white halterneck top for example. I’m wearing it three different ways in this post! The outfits are similar, because my style is really simple, but you could completely switch the outfit up simply by changing out your jeans for a skirt, or your runners for some summer flip flops. Adding things like hoop earrings and accessories or a purse also totally change the look of any outfit. You can get big packs of rings and bracelets that are super versatile at places like Ardenes and they are insanely affordable. Of course, your rings won’t last as long as real gold or silver jewelry. But I still have mine from over a year ago and they all still look amazing!
I get my jeans from Zara or H&M because I find they are the most affordable, last the longest and are the most similar to the more expensive denim you see out there. Denim can be a hard one to dupe because I’ve found that all denim is getting a little expensive lately, but if you take a little extra time to look it can still be done! I don’t like to spend more than (about) $60 on jeans, and honestly, I haven’t had to in awhile. My jeans last forever as long as I care for them and stay TTS when I’m trying them on! My absolute favorite pairs of jeans are from Zara, and they are either the high rise straight leg jean, or the mid rise flared leg jean. Both are amazingly comfortable, fit really well and are super flattering! I like to size up in the mid rise flared leg jean, so they look like a more relaxed fit.
Shop my favorite denim:
Finding affordable clothing can feel defeating and frustrating. There have been so many times where I’ve wished I could just splurge and buy everything without worrying about price! But for many of us, myself included, this is not the case. And there is nothing wrong with that! Being budget friendly is way more common than you’d think, and honestly – half the time I don’t even know the difference between the expensive item or its dupe. Just keep shopping in whatever way works for you and don’t feel pressured to make yourself broke to have a brand name item. Invest that money in yourself instead!!
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